blue balcony

lucky enough to be part of a guided tour of st paul's cathedral. there was a frustration in that photography is banned throughout, but the guide said we could shoot the geometric staircase if we were quick! unlike many spiral staircases, this has no central column and seems to float in space. apparently the light and shadow are delightful on a sunny day. i liked it in b&w, but decided to stay with the unexpected blue that came out in the colour version
Wonderful!
posted December 5th, 2017  
Great pov and shot
posted December 5th, 2017  
Wonderful illusion!
posted December 5th, 2017  
excellent
posted December 5th, 2017  
Fav!
posted December 5th, 2017  
This is excellent. I know I would have completely flunked it if told to be quick and under such pressure. Great staircase.
posted December 5th, 2017  
I love staircases! Fav!
posted December 6th, 2017  
I love circles. This is lovely. Nicely done, under pressure. I recall the "no photos" rule at St. Paul's. Very frustrating. I must confess to being a scofflaw on that point, during our visit. ;)
posted December 6th, 2017  
A wonderful view and capture. Hats off to you for your excellent composition under time constraints of not your choosing. Fav!
posted December 6th, 2017  
Well done, I love it!
posted December 6th, 2017  
Lovely quick shot!
posted December 6th, 2017  
Fantastic shot. I like the blue but I'm sure it would make a good b&w. A definite fav.
posted December 6th, 2017  
Im going Thursday thanks for no photography tip wont take big camera. Love thia
posted December 6th, 2017  
Fav. Fabulous shot. Love all your choices. Great composition and camera placement. I'm sure no one else got a better shot than you. Wonderful
posted December 6th, 2017  
Love it. fav.
posted December 6th, 2017  
Lovely shot. I'm curious about why photography is banned? This must be very hard to maintain with all the mobile phones.
posted December 6th, 2017  
This is a gorgeous shot- looks like an eye! And of course is a fav! I hope to get a staircase like this one day.
posted December 7th, 2017  
So well done!
posted December 7th, 2017  
I'm glad you kept the colour, I think the blue bits on the stairs add even more interest to a really great shot.
posted December 7th, 2017  
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well wowzer thanks all so much for all that encouragement and interest! i must confess i have rarely shot a staircase and i was delighted to get this
@rosiekerr haha rosie your comment made me laugh. i had never heard the word scofflaw before and it is destined to become a firm favourite. i wish i had your courage - i would not have dared raise my camera ;)
@ingajohansson the guide said that the dean got tired of people taking selfies in front of the altar and during services - and decided to ban photography altogether. a great shame, in my view, especially since i spent some considerable time in washington cathedral in september enjoying it with my camera. there are lots of volunteers roaming about and i don't see why they couldn't ask people politely to keep away from the altar, and not take photos during services. all the more galling was that i saw several people taking sneaky shots with their iPhones, while i was reluctantly behaving myself!
posted December 8th, 2017  
@pistache @rosiekerr I shall certainly be a scofflaw on Tuesday!!! Clare, do you mind if I copy this if given a chance?!!
posted December 9th, 2017  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond oh not in the slightest, jackie - i look forward to seeing the fruits of your scofflaw labours ;)
posted December 9th, 2017  
Fabulous staircase!
posted December 10th, 2017  
@kjarn thanks kathy!
posted December 11th, 2017  
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